Ontario minister refuses to release man from solitary who’s spent four years in isolation   

Politics

Adrian Morrow and Patrick White, writing for The Globe and Mail:

The minister in charge of Ontario’s prisons will not release from solitary confinement an inmate who has spent four years in isolation without trial despite a growing chorus of voices demanding action.

Community Safety Minister David Orazietti is under pressure to let Adam Capay, a 23-year-old First Nations man, out of the Plexiglas-lined cell at the Thunder Bay Jail where he is confined alone under 24-hour-a-day artificial light.

Mr. Capay was charged in 2012 with killing another inmate in a fight, and has not yet come to trial.

I read this story a few minutes after watching a Lonely Planet video showcasing Canada as the top pick in their Best in Travel 2017 list. In their description of our country, Lonely Planet highlights Canada’s “reputation for inclusiveness and impeccable politeness.” Perhaps someone should forward that link to the Ontario Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

An online petition is collecting signatures and requesting the end to the inhuman treatment of inmate Adam Capay.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Delete2Archive for macOS 10.12 Sierra

Apple

In September, Apple released macOS 10.12 Sierra. Due to some changes to the way Mail.app handled plugins, it unfortunately took me much longer to update Delete2Archive than I would have liked. After a month of searching and testing I was finally able to identify the compatibility issue and now have a version of Delete2Archive that is compatible with macOS Sierra.

However, I would strongly reinforce my prior suggestions that you try to get Mail.app working natively to archive your messages without the need of this plugin as Mail.app has come a long way since macOS 10.9 Mavericks in terms of Gmail support and I have not used Delete2Archive personally since macOS 10.9.2. In macOS 10.12 Sierra, there are now specific settings under Preferences > Accounts > Mailbox Behaviors that allow you to map your Gmail folders to their Mail.app equivalents, including the Archive mailbox. Please give it a try before downloading the latest version of Delete2Archive.

For those that still legitimately need the plugin, follow the installation instructions and download the new version of the plugin from the Delete2Archive page.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

An absurd week in America’s two-tier election   

Politics

Scott Gilmore, writing for Macleans:

Every day, Trump says something or is revealed to have done something that would have disqualified every other candidate for president over the last 40 years. Howard Dean’s political career ended after he yelled too loudly at a campaign rally. All Michael Dukakis had to do was pose for a picture in a tank and his campaign was over.

By contrast, Trump is exposed as a liar, a fraud or a bigot on an hourly basis. He is shown repeatedly to be ignorant of the most basic elements of the U.S. Constitution or international affairs. You could describe his entire campaign as a train wreck, if a train was able to crash day after day non-stop. But still, the pundits roll their eyes—“That’s just Trump being Trump”—and turn to Clinton’s cough.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Delete2Archive for OS X 10.11.4

Apple

Last week Apple released OS X 10.11.4, the fourth update to El Capitan.

As was done for prior versions of the operating system, I’ve released a new version of Delete2Archive that is compatible with the latest update. Follow the installation instructions and download the new version of the plugin from the Delete2Archive page.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Delete2Archive for OS X 10.11.2

Apple

Late last year, Apple released OS X 10.11.2, the second update to El Capitan.

As was done for prior versions of the operating system, I’ve released a new version of Delete2Archive that is compatible with the latest update. Follow the installation instructions and download the new version of the plugin from the Delete2Archive page.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Delete2Archive for OS X 10.11.1

Apple

Earlier this week Apple released OS X 10.11.1, the first update to El Capitan.

As was done for prior versions of the operating system, I’ve released a new version of Delete2Archive that is compatible with the latest update. Follow the installation instructions and download the new version of the plugin from the Delete2Archive page.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Delete2Archive for OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Apple

Last week, Apple released OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Due to a widespread networking issue between my ISP and Apple, it took several days for me download and install the latest operating system, which resulted in a delay in updating the compatibility of Delete2Archive.

Before providing instructions on how to update Delete2Archive, I should mention that after limited testing my Gmail accounts continue to work properly in Mail without the need of the plugin (as they have since OS X 10.9.2). If you’re still using Delete2Archive, I strongly suggest you test your system to see if you can get your Gmail accounts archiving natively. Specifically, you can try unchecking the “Move deleted messages to the Trash mailbox” option under Preferences > Accounts > Mailbox Behaviours.

For those that still legitimately need the plugin, it has been updated for compatibility with OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Follow the installation instructions and download the new version of the plugin from the Delete2Archive page.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Dog’s Best Day   

Video

From the BarkPost YouTube channel:

As members of Texas Task Force 1, Bretagne and her mom/handler Denise Corliss had an intense first deployment. They joined nearly 100 other search and rescue dogs to find and save people trapped in the rubble of the World Trade Center after 9/11. They’ve had an unshakable bond ever since.

After hearing Bretagne’s story and learning that her 16th birthday was coming up, there was no question in our minds that she deserved a Dog’s Best Day for the ages.